Our love story with a little truck

**This is not an advertorial for LittleTikes**

Six years ago, Daddy carted a LittleTikes 3-in-1 truck all the way from New York.
He was impressed by the six wheelers, and thought the boys would love it too.

This truck can “transform” into three modes :
– become a ride
– pushed from behind or
– pulled from the front

It caters to a child’s different growing up phases.
This truck endears itself to our kids, even our girl is mesmerised.

Boon Wee and Boon Kang were the first two to fall in love with our truck.

With wear and tear (and sometimes Driftings or Bumper-car modes !), we witness the truck’s wheels dropping off one by one. That could also explain why our toys often breakdown earlier than their expected life expectancy :p

… but kids will still pluck in the wheels and roll along. Daddy is very impressed with LitleTikes’ quality products.

So much loving memories, our kids literally grow up with cars and trucks.
We will definitely miss this truck when it ends up at the scrapyard.

Even when new toys came along, kids still prefer their first love, their lorry.

Do you have any toys which bring back fond memories for your kids?
More photos of kids posing with their truck can be found at our fanpage.

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We are Mechanics under Bosch’s Amazing Race

**updated 10Jun ** you can help us win a HTC one by voting for us from now till 16th Jun 🙂 Click here for details.

We blog about Bosch’s Automotive Check-in Week earlier. The week long campaign ended with six bloggers competing in Bosch’s Amazing race.
Our team consists of two families, Daddy Andy and Boon Wee, together with Auntie Phoebe and Denver (from BPDG blog)

You can tell from our Twitter timeline above, that we had a lot of Fun along the way.
Read on to discover how we fare during the Race 🙂

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The day started with a question from our boy.

Boon Wee : Daddy where are we going?
Daddy : We are going around Singapore with Auntie Phoebe and Denver, we will bring our car for servicing.
Boon Wee : Honda workshop ?
Daddy : Bosch
Wee : Bosch ? Oh, washing machine… (to be continued..)
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We arrived early at Tampines Ethoz, which is also our first #01 Pit Stop. The kids help Daddy to checkin his Honda Stream for a car wash and 18-points check.

While we were enjoying our breakfast, Uncle Bob pop in to support the team members 🙂 (disclaimer : Daddy Andy only borrowed the costume, and he is not an authorised Bosch mechanic haha)

Bloggers attended a briefing about “accident and claims”. We learn that the most important thing to do during any incidence is to stay calm, do not panic, and never argue about liability. If the situation permits, take some photographs for documentation.

Ethoz is one of the authorised accident assessment centres in Singapore.

Normally, we do not know what goes on when mechanics are inspecting our cars, but today, we get to tour Ethoz’s workshop and learn new maintenance tips.

Everyone took an interest in Bosch’s IPAD Diagnostic kit. This device talks to our car’s onboard computer system, and can alert us to potential parts malfunction.

We hope you know what to do when you have an emergency. Do not call SengkangBabies, call Uncle Bob at 6654 7777.

Task #01 – At Ethoz Tampines, we perform our first two tasks :
1a) Identify the correct psi, and pump up the tyres.
1b) The computer sensor indicate airbag malfunction. We are supposed to detect why airbag sensor is faulty.

Auntie Phoebe holding our results slip for #Pit Stop 01.

#Task 02, we set off to “Euro 5 Common Rail” at Defu Lane.

We have to complete three task under 60s :
– jingle to the tune of “Bob the Builder”
– spin x5 rounds and throw Bob toy, partner need to catch 5 toys consecutively!
– assemble a battery box

We took 19min to complete our task, thanks to Daddy’s bad lip sync 🙁
But we suspect the kids had much fun cheering the adults haha.

#Task 03 – We head to Autovox at Tagore, and saw a pretty ride. Maybe we could drive a Porsche as one of our “Detours”?

At this Pit stop, Boon Wee and Denver represent our team to play a game of Mix and Match. They had fun guessing and looking for identical pictures.

We are very proud of them.

#Task 04 – We head to Loyang’s Autobacs next.

Auntie Phoebe can only draw what she see from some flash cards, and Daddy has to guess what are the drawings. Can you guess which drawing depicts cooking engine-oil :p

It is not easy when you are running against time, but Uncle Victor gave us some hints 🙂

#Task 05 – We head to Ethoz’s HQ at Bukit Batok for R&R. This is our end point, and we have to wait for all the teams to assemble. The only task we need to complete is Eat and Rest 🙂

Meanwhile, Bosch and Ethoz’s committee members are in the war room tabulating bloggers’ results.

Team Cheryl proves to be “Too fast too furious”, the other competitors can only smell her exhaust. The winning team won for themselves a 2D1N stay at Resorts World Sentosa, with a pair of Universal Studios tickets, Congrats 🙂

We would like to take this opportunity to thanks Bosch and OMY for hosting us.
Bosch and Ethoz’s staff were really friendly and accommodating.

Besides having fun, we learn new stuffs too!
Boon Wee and Daddy now know Bosch is involved in a lot of back-end automotive processes (and not only washing machines). We witness how mechanics diagnose our cars. We even got tips on how insurance companies access liability through BOLA (Barometer of Liability Agreement).

** Checkout how the teams fare on Bosch’s inaugural Amazing race 🙂

If you are curious about future Bosch promotions and adventures, do “Like” their Fanpage.
–> https://www.facebook.com/Bosch.Automotive.Singapore
Click for more Amazing Race’s photos from SengkangBabies Fanpage’s album.

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** On a side note, SengkangBabies are finalists in OMY’s Singapore Blog awards, if you love our kids, Read our story, and Vote for us 🙂

Singapore Flyer’s Land, Sea and Sky adventure


For this June holidays, Singapore Flyer has a special “Land Sea and Sky” promotion for families. Thanks to Singapore Flyer, selected parent bloggers and one child get to enjoy a complimentary package.

Adults and Kids pay $29.50 and $20.65 respectively for this three-in-one package.
Do take note this 海陆空 package is only available on weekends, until 24June.

Click for Flyer’s Promotion details.
— Singapore Flight
— Entry to Journey of Dreams Interactive Gallery
— Singapore River cruise (from 5pm – 8pm)*
— cultural/heritage open-top bus tour (from 7pm – 10pm)*

We start with a River cruise ride in Marina Bay. It feels nice when kids are so near to Merlion, we can even feel her splash.
Kids are not so curious about Singapore’s Icons and landmarks, but they definitely love cruising along Marina Bay !!

Take a peep at the usual landmarks around Marina Bay, it feels different to photograph them from a boat.(MBS, Fullerton, Esplanade, ArtsScienceMuseum etc etc)

Downtown Singapore definitely got an amazing landscape, and we are sure the view at night will be splendid !

Are they working on NDP’s structures?

On to part TWO of our journey, the kids dashed out immediately after we moored. Is Singapore Flyer so alluring for kids ?

Look who we found, DJ Chong Qing. Yi and Xin recognise Auntie Lucy, but they are confused about his/her gender keke 🙂

At Flyers, there is an interactive gallery. (Journey of Dreams)

We have been on the Flyer a few times. Nevertheless, our kids are always excited when we reach the top. “I can see THIS, I can see THAT !!  They will always shout Merlion ! ”

Xin found a new friend. Jayne (from jBabies) is older by one week 🙂

More views from our Flyer cabin 🙂

Kids can even catwalk and pose for Daddy.

It is always challenging to get everybody together for a family pose 🙂

Third Stop, open top bus. Our kids rushed to the front rows on the upper deck.

The windy bus ride offers yet another perspective for us to enjoy Singapore’s skyline, and cultural enclaves.

Did you notice the moon is following us 🙂

If you are thinking of bringing your family down for 2 hours of fun, do consider Singapore Flyer’ Land, Sea and and Sky package. We love it !

Do pop by Klessis, Paula and Cendrine‘s experience too 🙂

More information on Flyer’s three-in-one package can be found here. We would also encourage you to drop by our fanpage for more Fun photos of our Singapore Flyer trip.

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